Next to a bunch of interviews out of the field, this page called ‘The Ivory Tower’ collects long reads, videos or other media that could give interesting perspectives from a theoretical point of view. Smart people enough on the internet, right.

This time a talk from Tomáš Sedláček. Find more about him on his own website, or Wikipedia. He calls the (EU) crises manic depressed. The current situation is not a crisis of capitalism, but speaks about it as a crisis of growth. His argument is that the science of economics these days is putting to much emphasis on methods without paying much attention on substance. The short intro is in Dutch. Tomas speaks English.

If you have another video or link from a smart economic professor with an opposite view? Share it.

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The Ivory Tower: A new German question.

Next to a bunch of interviews out of the field, this new page called ‘The Ivory Tower’ collects long reads that could give interesting perspectives from a theoretical point of view. Smart people enough on the internet, right.

Its aim is to have a collection of articles from different political perspectives. But, since we are always biased ourselves, we can always use the help of you.

So, if you have an interesting article to share, post it in the comments section directly. Or,  if you think it deserves more attention then a spot in the comments section, e-mail it to insideeuropeblog [at] gmail.com. All e-mailed articles will be published, including the e-mail itself without your name or e-mail address. (to give it some context on the ‘why’ it should be published.

Today, an article from British historian Timothy Garton Ash on the new German Question, published in the New York Review of Books:

There is a new German question. It is this: Can Europe’s most powerful country lead the way in building both a sustainable, internationally competitive eurozone and a strong, internationally credible European Union? Germany’s difficulties in responding convincingly to this challenge are partly the result of earlier German questions and the solutions found to them. Yesterday’s answers have sown the seeds of today’s question.

Read more here.

Image: Angela Merkel; drawing by James Ferguson

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